The members of placeARTs come from many different communities across Bangalore. When we first began to meet, we had little knowledge of the other communities. So in our first few sessions, we divided into groups based on the communities we come from, and made maps of our communities. Each group used their own style to map their communities and each community map came out very different. The intention of the map was to give others in the larger placeART’s group a sense of the community we come from. After mapping our community we marked different places in our community based on what we though were strengths of our community, weakness of the community, threats and opportunities.
Finally we presented our community maps to each others and discussed issues in our communities and ideas we had about changes we wanted to make. Many concepts were discussed and we also gave some great and wonderful feedback to each other on how we can further develop our ideas.